Manicuring/Nail Technology

Manicuring/Nail Technology Career Education

An exciting career is right at your fingertips and the fingertips of millions of others! Whether it is in a trendy salon, a tranquil spa or somewhere in between, opportunities for nail professionals continue to flourish. By enrolling in the Manicuring/Nail Technology program, you'll learn both classic and creative techniques in nail design. The importance of having well-groomed nails and hands has always been a significant part of our culture. As a result, nail care is one of the fastest-growing services requested in salons.

Manicuring/Nail Technology is more than a manicure or pedicure. Nail technology is the art and science of professional nails. You'll learn the anatomy, physiology and pathology of nails and skin, nail beauty techniques, and how to use professional nail products.

Our Manicuring/Nail Technology program features:

Nail technology supplies, professional nail cosmetic products, basic manicures,
basic pedicures, nail shapes, safety and sanitation
Acrylic Nails
Sculptured nails, chemistry and safety for artificial nail enhancements, nail tip applications and overlays, nail wrap application and techniques
Nail Disorders and Diseases
Disorders, diseases and irregularities of nails
Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and physiology of the hands, feet and nails
Business Management and Success Skills
Salon service add-on techniques, retailing, customer service, advertising
Nail Art
Creative designs and techniques in nail design
State Board training
Mock board practical and technical exams

The course length is divided between technical classroom instruction in nail technology science and applied effort for practical operations. You will receive traditional classroom training; however, the majority of training is learned through real life experience with clients. This format provides an exceptional learning experience that prepares students with a solid background of practical hands-on training directly related to the nail industry.

Career Opportunities for Manicurists and Job Outlook

Marinello Manicuring/Nail Technology graduates have found careers as:
Owners of a salon or spa
Managers of a salon or spa
Manicurists for Magazine, TV or Film
Industry Spokeperson

Department of Labor's O*NET

SOC Code- 39-5092.00 Manicurists and Pedicurists

Not all programs are available at all campus locations. For more information on graduation rates, median debt of students who complete this program and other important information, please click here to download the Marinello Schools of Beauty Gainful Employment Disclosures.


The textbook listed below is used in the respective program offered at Marinello Schools of Beauty. The cost of the book is included in the kit cost. However, if replacement is needed, there would be:

Milady's Standard Nail Technology, 6th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1-4354-9768-9, $108.50

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